....... Regardless, .3 is significant in the quarter mile but not a massive enough gap that it can't be left to driver skill, plenty of rookies like myself out there that go to the track and can't extract what the car is technicaly capable off.......
THIS is exactly it. The 2 cars in question (assuming both stock) are close enough that it's going to come down to the driver. People "internet race" all the time, and think they will match the times listed on the specs. Truth is most people don't. The driver is a big factor, that internet racers forget about. A crappy driver in a great car, can lose to a good driver in a decent car. ← Not implying anything about either car or driver in the proposed race, just pointing out the influence of drivers that people forget.
Assuming both are '15s, yes the Subaru is faster on paper, but races don't happen on paper. Go to the track and find out. Unless one of you completely sucks, it will at least be close enough that neither of you will be humiliated (as your fist post showed concern with). Maybe you lose, maybe you don't.
I've found that most people who go on and on about the the mfg specs, Car & Driver tests (or other magazine/web page), etc rarely have the ability to duplicate those results. It's always "my car can do...." not "my car has done....". Notice the difference there is what it's capable of and what you're capable of doing with it.
At the end of the day, neither of you are race car drivers, and neither of you are driving a race car. So don't take it too serious. Go, have fun, make a day of it, that's why the tracks are there. :beerchug: